While many discussions in facial plastic surgery center around the features of the face, many people experience dissatisfaction in the way their neck looks. Whether it is a double chin, jowls or the unwanted “turkey wattle,” the neck can show signs of aging just like other parts of the face and body. While there are non-surgical treatments, such as Kybella injections, to eliminate double chin fat, this may not be enough to help you regain the youthful neck appearance you desire. If you have excess fat, along with loose neck skin, a neck lift may be a more effective and appropriate solution. … Continue reading
Whether it is a facial plastic surgery procedure or a non-surgical rejuvenation treatment, the most common objective is to look younger. While it is true that facelifts, eye lid lifts, Botox and other cosmetic procedures can certainly turn back the hands of time, they can also make you more likable. That’s right, according to recent research, cosmetic procedures on the face can have a profound impact on how others perceive you – and like you.
A team of researchers from Georgetown University in Washington and Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis carried out a study to examine facial profiling. The research participants viewed photos of the same faces before and after a cosmetic procedure and answered a set of questions. The responses showed that perceptions of several personality traits were influenced by having a plastic surgery procedure. … Continue reading
A nose job, or rhinoplasty, is considered one of the most skill-demanding facial plastic surgeries to perform. It involves altering intricate nasal structures that affect the appearance of the nose as well as breathing function. In addition, the nose is the most prominent feature on the face. Therefore, when a nose job goes wrong, it can be especially frustrating and disheartening. The good news is that a revision rhinoplasty surgeon can correct the mistakes that your previous surgery produced. While there’s no way to take away the emotional strain of having to undergo another facial surgery and recovery, this procedure can give you the attractive and balanced nose that you had originally hoped for. … Continue reading
When turning back the hands of time, a surgical facelift can produce the most drastic, long-term results. However, not everyone is willing or able to go under the knife to get a more youthful look. The immediate alternative would be to receive dermal fillers or facial injectables to temporarily solve facial aging concerns. Dermal fillers are an excellent solution for non-surgical rejuvenation without the downtime and recovery of a surgical facelift. But what if you’d prefer not to inject synthetic filler products into your skin to restore volume and reverse wrinkles? For such patients, the Profound Microneedle RF technology may be the perfect answer.
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Due to its protruding appearance, the nose is the most commonly injured part of the face. In fact, nasal fractures account for approximately half of all facial fractures in several studies, according to eMedicine. Whether you were simply rough-housing with your kids or severely injured during a car accident, the nose can suffer significant damage that threatens your breathing ability as well as your overall facial appearance.
The nose is a unique structure that involves intricate layers of skin, bone and cartilage. Nasal fractures are not only painful, but repairing the nose requires a certain level of skill if you are aiming to regain both function and aesthetics. Unfortunately, it is common for patients to avoid medical treatment for a broken or fractured nose. While the body will certain heal itself after such injuries, your nose may not repair itself the way you’d hoped for. In fact, the nose often remains crooked or misshapen without professional intervention. … Continue reading
If you have visited a medical spa or other type of aesthetic service provider, you may be familiar with the term “microdermabrasion.” Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical treatment in facial rejuvenation. It relies on fine crystals and vacuum suction to painlessly remove the dead skin cells from the top superficial layer of skin, revealing a healthier, brighter and softer skin tone underneath. Microdermabrasion can be done on a periodic basis, much like a facial or chemical peel. … Continue reading
When it comes to non-surgical cosmetic procedures for the face, fillers and injectables top the list. While fillers and Botox are most commonly associated with women, men can also benefit. In fact, men can gain dramatic improvements from these non-invasive, no downtime facial injections. From correcting the signs of aging to defining the masculine features of the face, here’s what men can expect from dermal fillers and Botox. … Continue reading
Otoplasty is a type of cosmetic ear surgery that can involve reshaping or reducing the size of ears that are too large or prominent in relation to the surrounding facial features. Otoplasty is also one of the few types of plastic surgery that is more commonly performed on children or teens. However, adults may also want to correct their large or deformed ears too – and they certain can! Otoplasty can successfully be performed on both children and adults. … Continue reading
Unless you’ve discovered the “fountain of youth,” wrinkles are an inevitable part of your future. Whether you call them wrinkles, folds or creases, they are part of the skin’s natural aging process. While there are countless treatments to reverse the appearance of wrinkles or delay their onset, there is no way to avoid wrinkles altogether. However, understanding how and why they form can be extremely helpful in lessening their severity.
If wrinkles are an effect of the way our skin ages, why do we get more wrinkles on the face? To understand this, it is best to understand how wrinkles form in the first place. As you get older, your skin naturally thins out and becomes drier and less resilient. It is also less equipped to protect itself from outside damage. There are two major factors that influence wrinkles on the face: sun exposure and facial expressions. … Continue reading
Facial injectables have undoubtedly become the most popular option for patients who want to turn back the hands of time without the incisions, anesthesia and downtime of plastic surgery. With a series of strategically placed injections, you can smooth out wrinkles, restore lost volume and add definition to your profile. It’s commonly called a “liquid facelift.” However, there are numerous types of facial injectables to choose from, and each product should be used for certain needs.
The two main categories of injections are Botox and fillers. Here’s a recap of the differences, including when and where to use these products. … Continue reading